Spring has arrived, the flowers on trees have come and gone, and allergies are in full force (for some, luckily not me)! Now let’s go back to those flowers on trees… of course, they were the perfect opportunity for me to practice my photography! In our front yard and backyard we had a plenty, of which I don’t know the names of all of them as they are new to me. I probably took over 100 photos and I won’t bore you with them all, but here are a few lucky ones that did not appall.
And after planting trees, fluffing clouds, stealing picnik basket, picking blackberries, warming breeze, laying blanket, sprinkling dew and applying sunscreen with the oh-so-simple and neat photo editing web program, Picnik, here are the edited versions!
Flower #1 – Magnolia
Matte – creates a heavenly white frame
Boost, Vignette, 1960s – color was enhanced, framed in black, and vintage feel
(and yes, this rooster is on top of the toolshed in my backyard, you’re jealous aren’t you?)
Flower #2 – Help??
Vignette, 1960s – a black border and a vintage feel
1960s w/ rounded corner option– soft vintage feel
Boost – color enhanced and brightened
Flower #3 – Unknown?
1960s – vintage feel (can you tell I love this effect??)
Lomo-ish – over-saturated colors and off kilter exposure
Flower #4 – Dunno??
Cinemascope – looks like a scene out of a movie
Flower #5 – Dandelion
Cross Process – developing one type of film in anothers’ chemicals… or in this case, a cool retro feel
Which of these effects is your favorite?
If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan of 1960s and Vignette since I used those the most. I also really love the Cross Process effect too.
Also, if anyone knows the name of Flowers #2-4, please let me know!
And just an FYI, I’ll be heading to Ohio this week to work five 12-hour shifts (eeks!) so I may be behind on reading and commenting on all your lovely blogs! 🙁 I just don’t want you to think that I am ignoring you this week!
I do love the vintage feel! And the cinemascope picture looks so pretty. Flowers are the best to photograph, but I definitely don’t know what I’m capturing most of the time so I can’t be any help. They’re all just pretty flowers to me LOL.
Gorgeous shots! I love playing with Picnik! I like the lomo-ish and the 1960s vintage feel. I also love rounding all the little corners–makes them feel more like snapshots to me.
ohhhh you are so sweet! thank you for stopping by my blog, yours is fabulous! The pictures of all the flowers are so lovely….I think flower #2 is my favorite and I am in LOVE with the 1960’s Vignette
I looove Picnik too! I’m with Aubrey.. I like the lomo-ish & 1960s feel. Great photos! 🙂
oh my goodness this is so cool!!
i love the vintage and boost effects!!!
do you have premium?
i am so tempted to go premium every time i log on to flickr ahah! such cool effects!!!
@Chelsea Rebecca – Thanks!! Noo, I don’t have premium but I am always tempted to buy it as well as there are some cool Premium effects!!
Love the flowers Sandy! I love ANY shots of flowers!!
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i am a fan of vintage ish effect
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I’m one of the few people in the world who actually likes dandelions. I love yellow and I love flowers that grow in abundance, lol. Plus they make great tea!
Well done on all the images. It’s amazing what can be done with photos. I really love the effects you have created.
And five 12 hour shifts. Ugh. I have 12 hour shifts. I hope it’s not too tiring.
beautiful flowers i like it very very cute flowers looks great
enjoy have a great time
hello Sandy ..I hope it will work this time ..
I love this post , especialy magnolia , it’s remind me about England , ever since I lived here this flower makes me think England , it’s si gracious flower ..
and I love flower number 3 , it’s- lilac- in english I think , I love the scent , just everything about this bush flower , that reminds me about my home country ..
wonderful post : )
..GREAT ..I am happy it worked ..it was like you said in mail : ))) no web adress and YES ..
Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog. I’m very pleased to have you as a new follower! Your blog is wonderful and these shots are gorgeous. I’m very sad the blossom is no longer in full bloom in England. Its the prettiest time of year. Looking forward to your future posts. <3 x
Your site is lovely! And I love these pictures… I have an obssession for vintage looking photos as well <3
i have all flowers like that in my garden, and they are b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. the edits look very profesh.- are they done on picnik? x
great pictures sandy…and yes i’m super jealous of your rooster on top of the toolshed …lol
ooh pretty flowers! i love the vintage feel! i believe the #3 flowers are lilacs. we live in the “city of lilacs” and even have an annual lilac parade and lilac festival! i love the aroma.
oh wow! Gorgeous photos to begin with, and those effects are so lovely! I think the vintage is my favorite as well. There is just something missing from modern photos, some little bit of charm vintage photography had. Or maybe I’m just projecting my feelings about time periods onto the photos =) I’m definitely checking picnik out asap.
Hope your work travels are treating you well!
I like lomo and #3 is definitely lilac. We had a lilac bush when I was a kid and the flowers are SO fragrant!!
sandy, those turned out amazing. you are such a great photographer. i have been using picnik and i have never tried the cross process effect. i will have to try that!
Sandy your photos are so lovely – wow!! You really made them look cool with the picnik effects too – love the 1960’s ones :)! Very cool. The rounded edges I always love. Hope you have a nice trip 🙂
The 60’s and vingette are my favorite too. Nice work on these! Love flower pictures.
hi sandy! i love picnik too, but i have never used the 1960’s effect! must use!!
I can almost smell them! SO beautiful!
beautiful blog – so happy to have found it!! thanks for stopping by alovelyescape.blogspot.com.
Very cute! I have dogwood trees all over the yard of the house that I grew up in TN! It’s a southern neccessity! lol. I like the lomo-ish & Cinemascope effects–very chic! umm…i’m very un-tech savy…soo did you do this in photoshop or a setting in your camera? I’m clueless about photography except just taking the picture! haha!
so so lovely. have a wonderful day!
such lovely flowers. amazing photography, too!!! aghh hope you have a good and productive time in ohio!!! hope you enjoy even in the midst of working!
These flowers are gorgeous and photos are too!
i dont know which one is my fave what I know is that moro mou (me, whis is my baby btw :)) is joining you for that picnic!! GOOORGEOUS!!!!
What lovely flowers! The 1960’s effect is my fave:)
Your yard has a lot of incredible flowers! I love all your photography!
sandy, your photos are gorgeous.
that program looks sooo cool too, ive never seen it! 😉 xo.
Nicely done, Sandy. watch for overexposure. But overall, very nice shots!
Lovely photos! Magnolia has such a beautiful scent. It’s what I’m wearing right now! We have lots of dandelions on our lawn. I was told that they were just weeds. They are so pretty, though!
beautiful!!!! i’m picnik obsessive! my fave is the cross process. i also adore the rounded edges! you have a backyard full of gorgeousness!
#2: Redbud trees (we have one too!)
#4: vinca minor (periwinkle)
@Ellen – OMG, you are a flower genius!! Thanks for naming them for me cuz!!! =)
ohh these flower photos are all so beautiful! i really like the way you edited them. my favorite effects are the 1960s and vignette too! they make the photos look whimsical and dreamy. my favorite is the 2nd one (and yes, i AM jealous of the rooster!). i’m going to have to start using picnik.
i love it when the tree blossoms bloom. the ones in our yard were like that for a while but all the flowers fell off already.
i wish i could help you out with those flowers, sandy! but unfortunately, i’m not good with flower names. >_<
reply to your comment: eek, i'm not quite sure what i'm doing after graduation yet! hehe, i actually finished my classes in december and started job-hunting, but i've been unsuccessful so far so i've been working on my etsy shop/blog to keep me busy! i'm really excited about my europe trip. i'm going with my school for 11 days to paris, rome, and venice. 😀 i can't wait to take pictures, shop, and EAT.
great photos sandy! i miss my dslr… i love the cynthia vincent wedges from target. and so comfy!
Sandy, your flowers are gorgeous! The unknown flowers #3 are definitely lilacs — they’re my absolute favorite flowers. I’m actually quite jealous, because I can’t get them out here in Southern CA, and all I really want to do is bury my face in a bush of them and breathe in and out.
these are wonderful and so very beautiful!
i love it ♥
Beautiful images, Sandy! Looks like you had so much fun. Good luck with your busy week. 🙂 xo
I absolutely love your Magnolia pics!x
love the flowers and YES. totally jealous of the rooster!
guessing, but i think the flowers are crabapple blossomes; lilacs; and phlox.
OMG how fun! i too love that 1960s vibe! soo sooo sweet! 🙂 have fun in ohio 🙂
Gorgeous! Loved 1960s but I’ll always be a sucker for “boost.” Go team contrast!
WOW! Georgeous flowers! Love the edits on them, too! 😀
Have a great day!
Beautiful photos!! Picnick is so so neat– I love that 60s feature as well! I always feel like I’m learning something new on your site. Love it!! 🙂
what gorgeous photos!! omg~ i even thought the original ones looked awesome! i loveeee picnik! =)
I love Lomoish and am such a huge fan of picnik. I am currently without a camera right now, (sad, right?!) but even with a really cheap one picnik still makes them look not half bad. Although, your photography skills are gor.geous!